[LMB] OT: Re: Anti-tech touch (was Re: Lame Software)

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 19 04:04:40 BST 2012

> From: Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com>
> It's a trope that has come up occasionally -- Newton Pulsifer in
> Pratchett and Gaiman's _Good Omens_, and Art in the webcomic
> _Sequential Art_ (www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php)
> both have the magic touch.  Once, I heard Emma Bull describe
> herself as a "techno-pagan", and had to ask her if she meant that
> she was a pagan who was into computers, or someone who hadn't
> bought into the worship of computers (she meant the former).  I
> seem to recall hearing that Marion Zimmer Bradley had a weird
> anti-computer knack.  See also: the Pauli Effect
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauli_effect).

It's not strange, it's real. Once when I was teaching a student 
commented to another teacher that a certain piece of equipment
should work because I wasn't in the room.


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